Updated nautilus packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Nautilus is the file manager and graphical shell for the GNOME desktop that makes it easy to manage your files and the rest of your system. It allows to browse directories on local and remote file systems, preview files and launch applications associated with them. It is also responsible for handling the icons on the GNOME desktop.
When the display size was changed, no desktop folder refresh was performed. Consequently, icons disappeared outside the visible screen when the screen resolution was lowered. With this update, an explicit refresh action has been placed on screen size changes and the icons are now visible when the screen resolution is lowered.
Previously, an empty file with the name ending ".desktop" was automatically identified as a special file. Consequently, some operations on the file, such as rename, failed. Now, a fallback that allows to use the regular file rename operation has been added to the code and these files can now be renamed as expected.
Due to a short-lived internal object, free-space information was not displayed in the volume Properties dialog. With this update, a reference to another internal object has been placed in the code and the free-space information is now displayed properly.
Previously, when the Nautilus desktop was set to display a user home directory, an internal queued load operation did not get canceled after refresh. Consequently, nautilus terminated unexpectedly on startup. With this update, pending internal operations that are not valid are correctly canceled and the crashes no longer occur.
All users of nautilus are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.